Qingdao Airlines has acquired the first Airbus A320
Qingdao Airlines, a Chinese start-up airline, has acquired the first aircraft in the fleet, an Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets. The aircraft was delivered by China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC).
In the fall of 2013, Qingdao Airlines placed an order for 23 Airbus A320 aircraft. To begin with, the new Chinese airline will operate commercial flights between Qingdao, East China, and Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, in southwestern China.
The Qingdao Airlines Airbus A320 Aircraft is powered by two CFM56 engines and can carry up to 152 passengers in two classes: 8 seats in Business Class and 144 seats in Economy Class.